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Grateful Dead Live at Winterland Arena on 1969-05-03

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Grateful Dead Live at Winterland Arena on 1969-05-03

Topics Live concert

He Was A Friend Of Mine, Cryptical Envelopement-> Drums-> The Other One-> Cryptical Envelopement-> Doin' That Rag, Me & My Uncle Dupree's Diamond Blues, Sitting On Top Of The World, Dark Star-> Saint Stephen-> The Eleven-> Turn On Your Love Light, E: It's All Over Now Baby Blue

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Winterland Arena
Location San Francisco, CA

Source Audience: Sony Stereo mic
Lineage Sony Stereo mic (stage-lip) > Reel > PCM > DAT > Tascam DA-20 > Audio Magic Presto > Prodif Plus > Soundforge > CD Wave > SHN
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all that circulates; Reel> PCM> Dat> Tascam DA20> Audio Magic Presto>Prodif Plus> Soundforge> cdwav> shn; fits on 1 .shn disc with 5/23/69; via Phunk1; reel splice at beginning of Rag; disc may not have accompanying .md5s; md5s shown here were created by A. Fox- note you may have to modify filenames to match

gd69-05-03 is not a sbd. It was made with a stereo sony mic on the front of the stage in front of the keyboards... that is why you don't hear any vocals.


Reviewer: kent manthie - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 4, 2015
Subject: Where are the DOWNLOADABLE ones???
Why so stingy with all the really good shows? For practically all the 1967-1969 shows, I've found nothing but "stream only" on here...what's up w/that?? I thought this whole thing was cleared up, that due to the fans who wanted to be able to collect the music, that the members of the Dead changed their mind & decided to put them up for download? Now I find that some of the most interesting shows I see are not available. That is most frustrating!!! When will something be done about this? I hope soon!
Reviewer: doug_the_dude - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 3, 2013
Subject: --
This pretty famous AUD is absolutely worth it for the sublime, rolling majesty of the Other One suite, but it's all lovely. Normally I wouldn't be interested in a recording, sparkling '69 AUD or not, where the vocals are as absent as they are here, but the playing makes up for it.
Reviewer: ms42466 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 25, 2012
Subject: wow history!
friend of mine a+. really all of it
perhaps a 80aud/20sounboard (with EQ for hiss)MATRIXmight be in order)
glad betty got to dance for once, stil would die 4 compete show feb 15 69 has some fine stuff esp mnt of the moon into darkstar, doing that rag
amazing ftooo cripical. jams etc
EXCELLENT soundboard
thanks for all
Reviewer: hunter99 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 22, 2012
Subject: mind blowing
summer 68 to summer 69 is definetly the peak. check the lostsailorpub for downloads. peace
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavorite - May 3, 2012
Subject: Good.
TC is really loud in the mix, uncharacteristically enough. Maybe the mikes were set up right in front of the organ.
Reviewer: DMT - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 3, 2012
Subject: thanks
Audience? thanks Bear
Reviewer: NYLifer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 3, 2012
Subject: Killer
I think it's better than the CM version. Never thought I would ever say that!
This should be a MATRIX!
Peace, Bob
Reviewer: clementinescaboose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 15, 2011
Subject: insane
i can't believe i can download this!!
Reviewer: bbhsu2 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 22, 2010
Subject: awesome
That cryptical envelopment jam at the end is awesome. truly a celestial moment. i liked the 11-10-1967 one but felt that sounded a bit rehearsed.
Reviewer: Sir-Mix-Alot - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 3, 2009
Subject: Brilliant '69 recording!
Dynamite! Great recording even if the vocals are a bit buried. This one sparkles!
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 27, 2008
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "live" May 3, 1969 at the Winterland Arena, San Francisco, California U.S.A.
#############_" Smoking_Winterland_ SOUNDBOARD_1969_GRATEFUL_DEAD_Show

The vocals are low in the mix.

I highly recommend adding this show to your 1969 GRATEFUL DEAD Collection.

Get while you can, get it while it's free, get it now or you'll be sorry.

This is NOT an audience recording, it's a soundboard.

Me and My Uncle with Tom Constaten on organ.

Eat, Drink be Merry and listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the love.
Reviewer: spacedface - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 1, 2008
Subject: Not to be missed
I missed this one. The Other One is great and I never knew I'd like "Rag" this much; it's not as quaint as on the record.

Too bad the Dark Star and the rest are not here too.
Reviewer: Mark Szpakowski - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 1, 2008
Subject: Pirates Playing Bach
This (actually 5/28/69) was a benefit concert for the People's Park Bail Fund. Playing were Aum, Santana, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane. First time I'd seen the Dead - they completely blew me away. "Pirates playing Bach", I wrote at the time.

Ferocious intensity ("The Other One" ) in total relaxation.

Correction (thnx to JackStraw7313 below, and to a copy of the poster that's reprinted on p. 18 of "Grateful Dead: The Official Book of the Dead Heads", and to some Googling): the People's Park Bail Fund benefit was on May 28th.
Reviewer: Jackstraw7313 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 8, 2008
Subject: This is one fab show-I was there
I was at UC Berkeley from 68 -72- Mark Szpakowski is wrong- the Peoples Park Benefit was in late May - from there he is correct- this show was fabulous- and why- ?? Because Bill Graham brought out Mongo Santa Maria to open for the Dead and the Airplane- who all played way past 2 am- so Bill called it a Private Party and had the doors locked-(he never pulled the plug) this is before Santana- the Conga's and Horn Section Mongo had lit up the room- Betty Cantor and the SBD staff were all on the floor dancing which is why there is no real sbd tape of this show... know ans was there- doubters ?? Check out the Poster section of Wolfgangs Vault- the poster verifies the Bill- the Airplane took the stage for late set at 3 am- the Dead finishing their 3rd encore at 2:30 some Morning Dew... No one had heard Mobo Music in SF- so the whole night each bad tried to out do the other - the energy was unbelievable ... Great Sho -Ok tape
Reviewer: 1/2step - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 6, 2007
Subject: My God!!!
Vocals are a little low,otherwise unbelievable.
Reviewer: RubyRed - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 3, 2006
Subject: wow
hard to belive this is an aud, with exception of the vocals, seems as if tom and bobby are pluged right in to the recording, TC is especially amped, not a common event we are told. The popular 8/6/71 prehouseboat tapes have strong crowd contributions overpowering the vocals, This recording is different plays a bunch like 7/2/71, almost a mix of of aud and sound. Seems as if the acomplishments of 69 are marked strongly in march and april, and everything after until around november is a rich mix of everything, including workingmans dead material. May is no exception, especially for the tail end of the axomoxa tunes, check out doin that ride. I did and i dont regret it!
Reviewer: Stargazin - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 26, 2006
Subject: incredible!
killer sound! my new favorite for spring of 69... don't miss this download!!!
Reviewer: Bird Creek, Alaska - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 1, 2006
Subject: Spring of 69
Excellent Recording.
Reviewer: sky dog - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 7, 2006
Subject: Wow
For a '69 AUD, the quality is exceptional. I'm psyched to finally have a good show where you can really hear Pigpen wailing, his stuff usually gets bogged down underneath everything else. The Other One is red hot before they even get to the first verse.
Reviewer: williscat2000 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 10, 2006
Subject: phil lesh is god
tremendouos phil on this show. The other one is insane, one of their best yet. Literally unbelievable sound quality for aud.
Reviewer: Dgold at AHT - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 8, 2005
Subject: Listening to every He Was A Friend Of Mine
Bill Graham introduces "San Francisco's own Seven Samurai, the Grateful Dead" > directly into > "Heeeee he was he was a friend of mine." Real sweet version, great opener. Recording; vocals are quiet but you can hear it. Track1 "Friend Of Mine" is 11 minutes but the song starts about 1:30 in (after great audience banter and singing).
Reviewer: samson - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 7, 2005
Subject: You gotta be kiddin' me... AUD? Hell yea! And an incredible sounding one at that. Vocals are, as previously stated, buried in the mix but still audible. But everything else is right up in front ready to smack you in the face. Jerry is absoultly stellar on the Other One and Phils sound is HUGE. The organ comes through nicely as well. He was a Friend is beautiful and Rag is nice and loose with some great innerplay between Jer and Bobby. I'm not a big fan of early MAMU's but this one is pretty good with a strong psychedelic country sound.
Yea, it would be nice if the rest of the set were would be great to be able to hear that missing Dark Star. Judging what is here, it would have been hot.
Oh well, I'm still happy with whats here. Sound and performance are great. Check it out- you may find this a keeper!
Reviewer: humandonkey - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 20, 2005
Subject: phil gone gonzo...
performance wise, this is clutch stuff... sound for an AUD is killer condsidering the date, though the vocals are pretty buried in the mix... the reason this is a total killer is "the other one". phil is an absolute stud on this version. the tone from that old gibson bass that he played is so raw & damaged, and he's smothering this version with loads of heaviosity.
not quite as pummeling as the version from 5/2/70, but it's definitely proto that, if you dig... jerry's solo at the end of "doin' that rag" is quite burned as well... get down on it.
Reviewer: bonk - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 12, 2005
Subject: This must be heavan
Reviewer: candyman123 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 28, 2005
Subject: if only
if only it was all there , this is a very solid recording you can feel 69 vibe , he was a friend of mine is very nice
Reviewer: candyman123 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 28, 2005
Subject: if only
if only it was all there , this is a very solid recording you can feel 69 vibe , he was a friend of mine is very nice
Reviewer: Forlorn - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 11, 2004
Subject: I was there Awsome Show
Bill Grahm had sent the Mombo King of New York (before Santana hit the Scene)to Winterland- Mongo Sanamaria (when Herb Hancock played piano for him) was the OPENING Act for the DEadd and The Jefferson Airplane !! The place ROCKED from the moent of the first note.. all night ..which is why not much of the Dead's 2 sets and 1 hr long encore exist- Betty Canter and the whole SBD Crew where on the floor dancing !- and the Dead finsihed at 2:30 am before the Airplances 2nd set- so Bill Grahm locked the Doors.. called it a private party the Bands Played on until 7 am.... Nothing ever like it again- Mogo got it started and everyone got fierd up with each set ... Enjoy whats here !
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